What’s black and white and red all over? | video

4 January 2014 by GrrlScientist, posted in Video

SUMMARY: you guessed it: a dead zebra!


This is a live zebra (the lack of red all over is a strong clue to its "still alive" status).
Grant's Zebra, Equus quagga boehmi, close to Chilanga near Lusaka, Zambia.
Image: Hans Hillewaert (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Since it's Caturday, you all know what that means: let's watch a video!

In this interesting video, we visit Anna Goldman, a mammals preparator at Chicago's Field Museum, and we watch as she dissects and prepares part of a dead zebra, Equus grevyi, for the museum's permanent collection.

As you will see in this video, we are clearly watching two professionals at work (WARNING: some scenes in this video may cause some people to cringe):

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The Field Museum is on twitter: @FieldMuseum
Emily Graslie, star of The Brain Scoop, is also on twitter: @Ehmee

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NOTE: this piece is slightly edited from the original, which was written by GrrlScientist and published by the Guardian.

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